Johann Franc

PMO @ Depuy Synthes Codman, Mitek & Spine

Bern Area, Switzerland
Medical Devices

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Johann Franc's Overview

  • Quality engineer at Vacotec & Roxer

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Johann Franc's Experience

PMO, Operation Technology Development

Johnson & Johnson : Depuy Synthes Codman, Mitek, Spine

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JNJ; Hospital & Health Care industry

December 2011Present (2 years 11 months) Bern Area, Switzerland

Portfolio & Project Management for DePuy Spine / Mitek / Codman
Maintain and improve the Project portfolio model, implement a cross functional decision making process for project selection and prioritization -
Change Control and Management.
Management Capital Portfolio for Investments, Alignment with Budget-
Responsible for the Engineering Department Metrics collection and analysis-
Coordinate several teams including members from up to 6 different facilities worldwide-

Lead operations transfer & revalidation for Several Sterile product manufacturing lines -
Coordinate cross franchise teams, manage stakeholders requirements-
Lead a Special process cross sites team to improve Worldwide performance & Quality, define technology roadmap and support long term vision and investments-

Business Development Project Leader

Johnson & Johnson : Depuy Spine & Depuy Trauma

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JNJ; Hospital & Health Care industry

July 2010December 2011 (1 year 6 months) Le Locle, Switzerland

Project leader for the legacy Spine Product portfolio conversion into Sterile Version (2500+ codes), introducting new product flow and standard work for operations in Clean Room ISO8 environment-
Supervision of products sequencial launches to the market (mostly UK)
Management of Operational cost for the products, partnership with R&D and marketing to leverage the packaging configuration to optimize product costs-

Manufacturing Project leader for Depuy Spine first launch of Sterile products on the US market-
Management of the project team to develop processes & validations, product conversion and launch achieved in 8 months-

Development of a cross functional Governance Model for Project Portfolio Management for Depuy Trauma and Depuy Spine (average of 120 projects in parallel):
- Project prioritization, Risk management, Project follow up -
- Optimize Resources utilization to increase outcome and project excellence in execution-

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JNJ; Hospital & Health Care industry

October 2007July 2010 (2 years 10 months) Bern Area, Switzerland

Production and Supplier Quality Responsibilities for Process Development & validation-
Quality Management for Introduction of new products or extension lines projects-
Master Validaiton plan, Process FMEA, Validation of Special & Normal processes in accordance with ISO13485 and 21 CFR 820 Part11, supplier audits-

Depuy Trauma product launches supported :

- Distal Tibia Implants System (Plates & Screws)
- Proximal Tibia System (Plates & Screws)
- ALPS Total Foot System (Closed fusion plate, Dorsal Midfoot fusion plates,1st MTP fusion plate,Talar neck fracture plate & XL Calcaneus fracture plate )
- Sterile DVR Plating system and screw launch -
- Full Conversion of the existing non sterile portfolio into Sterile version (2000+ codes), New packaging validation, Cleaning and Sterilization processes validation-

Conducted design optimization & manufacturing reviews, design verification & tolerance analysis in partnership with R&D.
Partnered directly with external vendors & in-house manufacturing department for prototype manufacturing, industrialization and process improvement-

GMP & GMD, CAPA, Treatment of non-conformance
Investigation & analysis tools (8D, 5w, 5M)
Internal audits

Quality Engineer


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Aviation & Aerospace industry

February 2007August 2007 (7 months) Cannes Area, France

Development & implementation of central Master database for Space industry related projects
Centralization of manufacturing specification, drawings and procedures:
Incorporate multiple department stakeholders requirements
Implemention of transactional process , tools and methodology in the Engineering Department based on industry standards and Quality tools -

Quality engineer

Vacotec & Roxer

September 2002March 2003 (7 months) Bern Area, Switzerland

Lead the implementation of a Quality System based upon ISO9001 : 2000 standard-
Creation of the Quality Manual and related documentation structure-
Implementation of the Quality policy, including aspects related to all chapters of the regulation-
Training of management and associates on the new system-
Implementation of a non conformance management, escalation and regular internal audit process
Internal field audits and prepare the documentation and schedule for the Certification audit-
Lead the ISO9001 Certification process
Certificate ISO9001:2000 obtained from TÜV

Johann Franc's Summary

Passionate, results driven engineering specialist with 7 years experience in the medical industry with concentration on the Medical device field.
Background including concentrations on new product industrialization development within the Trauma and Spine Areas.
Expertise in Transactional processes, high communication skills to communicate to all levels of the organization -
Development / integration of business systems, softwares and processes for support functions-
Technology Roadmap definition, training management

Johann Franc's Education

Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I)

Master's degree, Mechanics & Energetics


Product & Process Integration, Design Control
Applied Design & Prototyping Development

Institute of Technology, Tallaght

Bachelor' Degree, Manufacturing Engineering


Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Rapid prototyping (SLS, SLA....)-

Applied Science project in partnership with Tallaght Hospital : design and prototyping of physiological Insole to reduce back pain, based on fluids mechanics -

Activities and Societies: Volley Ball team, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing and Kickboxing clubs -

Université de Franche-Comté

Bachelor's degree, Manufacturing Engineering


Grade: IUP GMP (Mechanical Engineering)- Titre d'Ingénieur Maitre

Mechanical Engineering, Design Control, Production Management
Quality Management specialization -

Johann Franc's Skills & Expertise

  1. Medical Devices
  2. Product Development
  3. Design Control
  4. ISO 13485
  5. Finance
  6. 21 CFR Part 11
  7. Internal Audit
  8. External Audit
  9. Project Management
  10. Project Portfolio Management
  11. Risk Management
  12. FMEA
  13. New Product Validation
  14. Process Improvement
  15. Business Process Improvement
  16. Product Launch
  17. Engineering
  18. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  19. Quality Assurance
  20. CAPA
  21. R&D
  22. Manufacturing
  23. Quality System
  24. Portfolio Management
  25. Business Development
  26. Capital Management
  27. GMP
  28. New Technology Evaluation
  29. Design of Experiments
  30. Validation
  31. Manufacturing Engineering
  32. Team Building
  33. FDA
  34. DMAIC
  35. Minitab
  36. Six Sigma

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Johann Franc's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • French

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • German

    (Elementary proficiency)

Johann Franc's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Environment
      • Politics
      • Science and Technology

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